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Cuenca, Ecuador: Day Trip to Ingapirca Archaeological Site

Cuenca, Ecuador: Day Trip to Ingapirca Archaeological Site

From US$ 63 per person

See the most important archaeological complex in Ecuador, Ingapirca. Enjoy the beautiful Andean scenery and learn about the Cañari and Inca cultures as well as different methods of construction, which date back to 500 years ago.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 5 minutes before your scheduled pickup time
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the most important archaeological site in Ecuador
  • Learn about the Cañari and Inca cultures
  • Appreciate the beautiful Andean landscape
  • Choose between a shared or private day trip
Full description
Ingapirca is the most important archaeological complex in Ecuador, situated 2 hours north of Cuenca. On your way to the site, there will be a stop at the Virgen del Rocío Church in Biblián, one of the most beautiful churches in the country. Once you reach the top of the 140 steps, enjoy a spectacular view of the surrounding area. Learn about traditional food culture as well, as you watch a pig being cooked over an open fire, a typical food preparation in the area.  If the tour takes place on a Sunday, there is also an additional visit to the indigenous market at Cañar. Here, the guide will inform you about the different products sold at these markets and you can learn about the traditional clothing of the Cañari. Finally, you will arrive at the Ingapirca complex where your guide will teach you about the Cañari and Inca cultures. Be sure to check out the unique Tahuantinsuyo elliptical temple, one of the highlights of the site.  This tour can be customized and your guide can change the order of the visits if you wish. The tour typically lasts approximately 8 hours. Afterwards, you will be returned to your accommodation.
Includes
  • Bilingual guide
  • Private transportation
  • Local lunch
  • Entrance fee to Ingapirca
  • Beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 2 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5

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I was picked up on time. My guide Diego, though self depreciating, ably communicated in english; providing both expert details and context for better enjoying the tour, as well as being flexible to my particular areas of interest. The vehicle was safe and comfortable, and the food provided on the trip was simple, and well prepared.

September 23, 2021

August 21, 2021

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